Valentine's Day Sayings
1. Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

2. Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee

3. Who, being loved, is poor?

4. Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.

5. I've fallen in love many times... always with you.

6. What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.

Valentine's Day is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines". Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.

Origin of Valentine's Day
Valentine was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius II, known as Claudius Gothicus. He was arrested and imprisoned upon being caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome.
Helping Christians at this time was considered a crime. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner until Valentinus tried to convert the Emperor whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn't finish him, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate. English eighteenth-century antiquarians Alban Butler and Francis Douce, noting the obscurity of Saint Valentine's identity, suggested that Valentine's Day was created as an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday of Lupercalia.
This idea has lately been contested by Professor Jack Oruch of the University of Kansas. Many of the current legends that characterise Saint Valentine were invented in the fourteenth century in England, notably by Geoffrey Chaucer and his circle, when the feast day of February 14 first became associated with romantic love.

Valentine's Day Tradition
By the seventeenth century, handmade cards were oversized and elaborate, while store-bought ones were smaller and costly.
Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
In the second half of the twentieth century, the practice of exchanging cards was extended to all manner of gifts in the United States, usually from a man to a woman.Such gifts typically include roses and chocolates packed in a red satin, heart-shaped box. In the 1980s, the diamond industry began to promote Valentine's Day as an occasion for giving jewelry. The day has come to be associated with a generic platonic greeting of "Happy Valentine's Day."
In some North American elementary schools, children decorate classrooms, exchange cards, and eat sweets. The greeting cards of these students often mention what they appreciate about each other.
The rise of Internet popularity at the turn of the millennium is creating new traditions. Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine's Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards.

Sample Valentines Gifts
Heart of Glass Flower Vases
Known as the "I Love You" vase for its pleasing shape and heartfelt sentiment, this glass creation will surely warm your own heart. When filled with flowers, the translucent hues will impart a glorious glow to the green stems and bursting petals of nature's treats. Handblown in Romania for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, each glass vase varies slightly.
My Love Letter
In your own words, from your own heart, tell your special someone what they mean to you and we'll put it in writing...forever! Our stunning keepsake is sculpted of crystal-clear lucite with frosted and textured edging that resembles crystalized ice. We then artfully engrave any story, message or sentiment you want to share with your special someone, making it a one-of-a-kind, personalized gift like no other!
Love Is You & Me
Love is patient, kind, understanding...Love is You and Me! Our Crystal Heart Keepsake becomes a stunning piece of art to capture this sentiment of love. Exquisitely crafted from Pristine Rose? Pink optical crystal, a subtle yet intriguing shade of pink with the pure, optic clarity of quality crystal. Depending on how light passes and refracts through the prism, colors can appear from a light blush to vibrant pink. "Love is..." will be artfully engraved above your names and optional date in block font shown; a treasured keepsake created for you alone!
Elegant Wishes
Send our gorgeous fresh bouquet to mark their special day with an expression of pure elegance!
* Roses, Gerbera daisies, lilies, lisianthus, daisy poms, waxflower and salal, beautifully arranged by our select florists
* Arrives in a stylish green glass gathering vase; measures 8"H
* Components may vary
* Large arrangement measures approximately 22"H x 18"D; Medium measures approximately 20"H x 16"D; Small measures 18"H x 14"D What a sensational way to wish them the best, no matter what the occasion!
Links 2 love
Whether you two are together or must be apart, just like these pillows that were made to be together, you both can remember who holds that link to your heart and "Links 2 Love!" These sweet and sassy pillowcases, like you, are a perfect match. Your hearts are linked - even in your dreams!
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